In an industry-wide effort to maintain ad revenue and cut costs, newspapers are downsizing to a new 12-inch width. Decreased circulation, declining ad revenue and increased competitiveness from the internet-as-news-source has required that the industry evolve. On Friday, the Chicago Tribune followed the big dogs: Wall Street Journal (lost three inches) and New York Times (lost an inch and a half).

In a Forbes article, industry spokespeople assure us that a new design will not make the compromise too drastic:

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